Patriots playoff hero Chris Hogan had brief stint with Giants

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"I told the guys afterward I was proud of them", he said.

After a prolonged investigation into Tom Brady's purported role in the January 2016 DeflateGate scandal, Commissioner Goodell suspended Tom Brady for the first four games of the 2015-16 season. If there's going to be any silver lining, it's that.

Just like the NFC Championship, this game was over before the game really began. "To hold this team to nine points for 50 minutes is pretty good".

As we marvel at the talents of Rodgers, not to mention his prognosticating, and enjoy how much excitement he brings to the field, there's one thing we can't ignore. Hopefully, for Atlanta, the scene in Houston will be different than the one in Miami for that game, where one starter was arrested for solicitation of a prostitute. Tomorrow's not promised to any of us. "Tomorrow isn't promised. Just to make the playoffs isn't enough".

Linebacker Bud Dupree said they will dwell on the loss at least until May when practices start again. He wasn't flawless against the Houston Texans, but bounced back with 384 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.

The New England Patriots have a unique way of maximizing a player's potential by implementing them into their offensive scheme. "It was a big stop for us, it was something the team needed".

"We always talk about swarming, getting to the ball and not leaving a teammate out to dry, " Harmon said.

Hogan is the latest success story for Bill Belichick and the Patriots, though he says it was not coaching alone that got him there.

Patriots Defeat Steelers in AFC Championship
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"The style of play of the game was probably what was most disappointing", he said.

"He had some good opportunities (against Pittsburgh) and he took advantage of them".

"At times, it nearly felt like it was too big for some of the young guys", Roethlisberger said.

"We knew he was one of the guys who could stretch you", cornerback Artie Burns said. We aren't playing tennis. Was it too big?. "So I was aware of it, but it wasn't significant to the point where it affected planning or the anticipation of planning in anyway". "We need to make every single play in a game like this against an opponent like this".

Hogan had a total of nine catches, 180 yards and two touchdowns against the Steelers Sunday night.

"No question", Tomlin said. "Injuries are part of the game".

LeGarrette Blount ran in from a yard out to stretch that further, before Rogers' fumble, and Brady's third touchdown of the night, to Julian Edelman - 118 yards off eight receptions - all but ended the game. Brady threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns. He wasn't intercepted and the Steelers finished with zero passes defensed on Brady's 42 throws.

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